Make some memories in Palmetto and go fishing with Carbon Cat Charters. Having logged many hours on these tides, Captain Justin can tell you all about the local fishery.

Depending on the season, you might hook into Cobia, Goliath Grouper, King Mackerel (Kingfish), Mangrove Snapper, Mutton Snapper, Red Snapper, Blackfin Tuna, Wahoo, Scamp Grouper, Red Grouper, Amberjack, Gag Grouper, and anything else that bites. On these trips, it’s common to troll and bottom fish using light or heavy tackle.

Your trip begins aboard a 35’ HammerCat center console catamaran that holds up to 6 passengers. It has outriggers and everything else you need for a productive day on the water. There’s a toilet on board for your convenience. Rods, reels, and tackle are provided, along with lures. Live bait is available, but it’s good to ask about this so you know if you’ll be catching it yourself.

A First Mate will be there to make sure everything is running smoothly. Mates work hard to make your trip count, so a 10–20% tip is customary.

The charter boat covers your fishing license, so you can drive right over and come aboard without any hassle! Be mindful that some species may have special rules or limited seasons. Simply ask and your captain can tell you more. It’s never a bad idea to bring sunglasses, and sunscreen (non-spray). Water is included, free of charge. Alcohol is allowed in moderation, so long as you avoid hard liquor as well as glass bottles.

Now and then the fish might get away, but a day on the water never should. So make it happen, with Carbon Cat Charters!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip – Nearshore
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    Price for up to 6 persons
    US $1,500
    Fish up to 20 miles offshore and 100' depths.
    Targeted fish
    Barracuda (Great)
    Great Barracuda
    Amberjack
    Amberjack
    Cobia
    Cobia
    Grouper (Goliath)
    Goliath Grouper
    King Mackerel (Kingfish)
    King Mackerel (Kingfish)
    Snapper (Mangrove)
    Mangrove Snapper
    Grouper (Gag)
    Gag Grouper
    Grouper (Red)
    Red Grouper
    Jack (African Pompano)
    African Pompano Jack
    Snapper (Yellowtail)
    Yellowtail Snapper
    Hogfish
    Hogfish
    Grunt
    Grunt
  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip – Offshore
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    Price for up to 6 persons
    US $2,400
    This trip goes out to as much as 140' depth. We focus on Red Grouper, Snapper, and Amberjack. Fishing on wrecks, springs, and natural bottom.
    Targeted fish
    Amberjack
    Amberjack
    Cobia
    Cobia
    King Mackerel (Kingfish)
    King Mackerel (Kingfish)
    Permit
    Permit
    Snapper (Mangrove)
    Mangrove Snapper
    Grouper (Gag)
    Gag Grouper
    Grouper (Red)
    Red Grouper
    Jack (African Pompano)
    African Pompano Jack
    Snapper (Yellowtail)
    Yellowtail Snapper
    Hogfish
    Hogfish
    Shark (Bull)
    Bull Shark
    Snapper (Lane)
    Lane Snapper
  • Private trip
    Extended Day Trip – Offshore
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    10 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Price for up to 6 persons
    US $2,800
    Fish out to 80 miles offshore and up to 200' depths.
    Targeted fish
    Amberjack
    Amberjack
    Cobia
    Cobia
    Snapper (Red)
    Red Snapper
    Wahoo
    Wahoo
    Snapper (Mangrove)
    Mangrove Snapper
    Grouper (Gag)
    Gag Grouper
    Grouper (Red)
    Red Grouper
    Jack (African Pompano)
    African Pompano Jack
    Snapper (Mutton)
    Mutton Snapper
    Tuna (Blackfin)
    Blackfin Tuna
    Bonito
    Bonito
    Grouper (Scamp)
    Scamp Grouper
  • Private trip
    Extra Extended Day Trip – Offshore
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    12 Hour Trip, starts at 5:00 AM
    Price for up to 6 persons
    US $3,200
    Fish out to 100 miles offshore and up to 400' depths.
    Targeted fish
    Amberjack
    Amberjack
    Cobia
    Cobia
    Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
    Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
    Snapper (Red)
    Red Snapper
    Wahoo
    Wahoo
    Snapper (Mangrove)
    Mangrove Snapper
    Grouper (Gag)
    Gag Grouper
    Grouper (Red)
    Red Grouper
    Snapper (Mutton)
    Mutton Snapper
    Tuna (Blackfin)
    Blackfin Tuna
    Grouper (Scamp)
    Scamp Grouper
    Grouper (Snowy)
    Snowy Grouper
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Christopher G.
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Full day trip with Capt Justin Lambeth

Full Day Trip – Offshore on September 20, 2023
Booked a full day trip with Carbon Cat Charters and it was an amazing experience. He put us on the red snappers and we had...
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Joseph P.
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Great day on the water!

VERIFIED   Extended Day Trip – Offshore on June 7, 2024
I had an absolute blast with the captain and his first mate today, we probably caught about 75 to 100 fish between the four...
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Tampa, Florida
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ECO TOUR with Captain Justin

Half Day Trip – Nearshore on December 30, 2023
Captain Justin took us on a fantastic fishing Tour around Eggmont Key, Anna Maria, Ft DeSoto and the Sunshine Skyway Bridge....
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Tiffany P.
Tampa, Florida
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Awesome trip!

Full Day Trip – Offshore on July 29, 2023
We had an amazing time on the boat with Captain Justin. Has to be the coolest boat I’ve been on. The ride was super smooth...
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Great fishing charter!

VERIFIED   Extended Day Trip – Offshore on June 10, 2024
We came from Utah and were able to catch around 30 fish on short notice. Captain Justin and crew were amazing and made sure...
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FAQs about Carbon Cat Charters, LLC

Carbon Cat Charters, LLC offers the following trips to customers:
  • US $1,500 per group - Half Day Trip – Nearshore (6 hours)
  • US $2,400 per group - Full Day Trip – Offshore (8 hours)
  • US $2,800 per group - Extended Day Trip – Offshore (10 hours)
  • US $3,200 per group - Extra Extended Day Trip – Offshore (12 hours)

When you book a trip with Carbon Cat Charters, LLC, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • Toilet Electric toilet in private lighted console.
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Live Bait Well
  • Outriggers
  • Ice Box
  • Radar

Trips booked with Carbon Cat Charters, LLC include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle (Bring your own SPJ)
  • Live Bait (Live bait is included in our pricing.)
  • Lures
  • Catch cleaning & filleting (Fish cleaning is included.)
  • Drinks (Extra water is always onboard for all guests)
  • First Mate (15-20% tip is customary. We work hard to give you the best experience.)
  • Fishing License (A Fishing license is included. We have our Federal Reef and Pelagic permits.)

Carbon Cat Charters, LLC offers the following types of fishing:
  • Nearshore Fishing (Up to 20 miles and 100' depths )
  • Offshore Fishing (8,10 & 12 hr trips. Up to 100 miles offshore)
  • Wreck Fishing (Amberjack, African Pompano and Goliath Grouper )

Carbon Cat Charters, LLC offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle (Keeping it sporty when we can)
  • Heavy Tackle (Rigged right for those hard fighting fish)
  • Bottom Fishing (You never know what's next)
  • Trolling (Early morning Wahoo or Tuna )
  • Spinning (Always onboard. )
  • Jigging (Slow Pitch Jigging always welcome)
  • Popping (Ready for that surprise school of fish swimming by)
  • Drift Fishing (Controlled drifts are common practice)
  • Deep Sea Fishing (40"+ Gag Grouper and Delicious Yellowedge Grouper)

Top targeted fish species with Carbon Cat Charters, LLC include:
  • Amberjack
  • Cobia
  • Grouper (Gag)
  • Grouper (Goliath)
  • Grouper (Red)
  • Grouper (Scamp)
  • King Mackerel (Kingfish)
  • Snapper (Mangrove)
  • Snapper (Mutton)
  • Snapper (Red)
  • Tuna (Blackfin)
  • Wahoo

Meet the Captain

Captain Justin Lambeth
Palmetto, Florida, United States
2 Fishing Reports
ID & license verified
10 Customer reviews
Response time within an hour
Member since February 2024
I grew up in Tampa and have been fishing this area since I was a child. Offshore fishing is always such a challenge and the fish always fight hard. Bringing people out there and seeing them fight these fish is all I want to do. We focus on catching Wahoo, Tuna and Amberjack to giant Gag Grouper and American Red Snapper.

About this listing

Targeted species

Amberjack Amberjack
Cobia Cobia
Grouper (Gag) Gag Grouper
Grouper (Goliath) Goliath Grouper

Boat specs

Hammer Yachts (Catamaran) originally built in 2022. Powered by 2 300HP Mercury engines, with a maximum cruising speed of 30 knots.

Length
35 ft
Capacity
6 persons

Types of fishing

Nearshore Fishing
Up to 20 miles and 100' depths
Offshore Fishing
8,10 & 12 hr trips. Up to 100 miles offshore
Wreck Fishing
Amberjack, African Pompano and Goliath Grouper

Fishing techniques

Light Tackle
Keeping it sporty when we can
Heavy Tackle
Rigged right for those hard fighting fish
Bottom Fishing
You never know what's next
Trolling
Early morning Wahoo or Tuna
Spinning
Always onboard.
Jigging
Slow Pitch Jigging always welcome
Popping
Ready for that surprise school of fish swimming by
Drift Fishing
Controlled drifts are common practice
Deep Sea Fishing
40"+ Gag Grouper and Delicious Yellowedge Grouper

Amenities

Toilet
Electric toilet in private lighted console.
GPS
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Outriggers
Ice Box

Trip includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Bring your own SPJ
Live Bait
Live bait is included in our pricing.
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting
Fish cleaning is included.
Drinks
Extra water is always onboard for all guests
First Mate
15-20% tip is customary. We work hard to give you the best experience.
Fishing License
A Fishing license is included. We have our Federal Reef and Pelagic permits.

Cancellation policy

Free cancellation up to 1 day prior to trip

You can cancel or modify your booking up to 1 day before the trip date, free of charge. If you cancel or modify your booking later, or fail to show up, you'll forfeit 100% of what you've paid.

Listing policies

Pickup included in price
Transfer from hotels or jetties in Palmetto to departure site is available and included in trip rates.
You Keep Catch
If it's in season
Catch and Release Allowed
Descending units and venting tools are always used

Payment

Book with 20% deposit, pay rest to captain

When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 20% deposit to guarantee your reservation.

The remaining balance is to be paid directly to the charter operator on or prior to your trip date in one of the following payment methods:

Cash
Visa
Mastercard
American Express
When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, an additional 3% charge will apply.

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